Fornax cluster


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Fornax cluster

[′fȯr‚naks ‚kləs·tər]
(astronomy)
A cluster of galaxies with a few tens of members, about 30 megaparsecs (6 × 1019 miles or 9 × 1019 kilometers) distant.
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When viewed through my 4.5-inch tabletop reflector equipped with a wide-angle eyepiece that gives the scope a true field of 2.2[degrees] and a magnification of 35x, NGC 1365 shares the field with eight fainter Fornax Cluster galaxies.
The discovery of IC 335, which is part of a galaxy group containing a trio of other galaxies in the Fornax Cluster, was made public on Christmas Eve, with NASA posting about the discovery on its Facebook page.
Among the topics are a forming polar ring galaxy in the deep field of the Fornax Cluster, star formation laws in various types of galaxies and the case of polar ring galaxies, kinematic transitions and streams in galaxy halos, and shapes and colors of galaxies from school to science.
First light was obtained on Sept 12 which imaged the Fornax cluster. This image achieved 0.8 arcsec accuracy, proving the quality of the camera's construction.
The south-western flank of the Fornax Cluster weaves around NGC 1316.
Located in a region of the Fornax cluster examined by a slew of other telescopes, UDF "takes us to within a stone's throw of the Big
Two appeared in NGC 1316, a galaxy better known as Fornax A, a strong radio galaxy near the centre of the Fornax cluster. Both SNe were of type Ia and SN 2006dd reached a peak magnitude of 12.1.
Observations of NGC 1365, a well-known barred spiral in the Fornax Cluster, are currently under way.
* A MeerKAT HI Survey of the Fornax Cluster, led by Dr Paolo Serra at ASTRON, an astronomy research institute in The Netherlands--2 450 hours.
Freeman (Mount Stromlo Observatory) led an international research effort to find the mass of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1399, some 50 million light-years away in the Fornax cluster of galaxies.